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1 About «Cross Border E-archive» Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» 19 June 2014, Riga, Latvia

2 E-archive at a Glance ◆ Programme: ENPI Estonia-Latvia-Russia CBC Programme ◆ Priority II: Common challenges ◆ Measure 2.2 Preservation and promotion of cultural and historical heritage and support of local traditional skills ◆ Duration of the project: 27 months ◆ Budget of the project: EUR ,40 ◆ Number of partners: 5 ◆ Number of associate partners: 1 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

3 Overall objective To preserve the historical and cultural heritage of Estonia, Latvia and Russia cross border area archives and to provide access to this heritage for the citizens of the area 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

4 Specific objective To create a digital environment for descriptions and data of archival materials in Estonia, Latvia and Russia border area archives 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

5 Project partners ◆ Culture Information Systems Centre ◆ Ideju Forums ◆ National Archives of Latvia ◆ National Archives of Estonia ◆ St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Centre ◆ Archival Committee of St. Petersburg 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

6 Project activities ◆ Management and coordination ◆ Communication and visibility ◆ Research in EST-LAT-RUS archives ◆ Digitalization of selected materials ◆ Platform development and access 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

7 Management and coordination ◆ Partnership development ◆ Steering committee ◆ Working groups ◆ Project events ◆ Participation in Programme events ◆ Reporting 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

8 Communication and visibility ◆ Visual identity of the project ◆ Internal communication ◆ Promotion of project and results ◆ Conferences and seminars ◆ Publicity materials ◆ Web-site 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

9 Research ◆ Research work in the archives in neighbouring border area archives ◆ Definition of the themes for each country for content collections ◆ Selection of documents for further digitalization ( documents selected; images made available) 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

10 Digitalization of selected materials ◆ Digitalization (scanning, OCR, corrections) of the gathered items/data/information ◆ Development of universal and standardized descriptions for metadata ◆ Development of catalogue of digitalized items in archive collections 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

11 Platform development and access ◆ Development of universally accessible online access point, platform with digitalized archive information ◆ Investigation of how collections and items can best be represented to meet the needs of service providers and diverse user communities 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

12 Outputs and results ◆ 4 digitalized collections developed – student files, church books, historical maps and various personal documents ◆ over files (text materials, photographs and maps) digitalized and over images made available for beneficiaries and target groups ◆ 1 content and 1 metadata database with standardized descriptions for the digital platform developed ◆ 1 functional digital web platform developed to support cross-collection searching by multiple communities; content of the portal is available in 4 languages – Estonian, Latvian, Russian and Englishwww.earchive-estlatrus.eu 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

13 Benefits and impacts ◆ Strengthened and developed cross border cooperation between field organizations ◆ Estonian, Latvian, Russian archives more accessible worldwide ◆ Time and cost savings by researchers, other individuals and institutions ◆ Collective understanding and strengthened shared cross border history and culture ◆ Happier people! 19/06/2014 Conference «Digital archives and historical cross border heritage» in Riga, Latvia

14 Thank you! … Aitäh! … Спасибо! … Paldies!


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